Trump is considering 'siccing his lawyers' on his own niece over explosive book: report

Trump is considering 'siccing his lawyers' on his own niece over explosive book: report

President Donald Trump is considering using the law to block the publication of his niece's forthcoming tell-all book, the Daily Beast reported on Tuesday.


The book, titled "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man," will reportedly be written by the president's niece Mary Trump. Reporter Yashar Ali shared an image of the book's cover on Tuesday:

The Daily Beast had previously reported that the book will be an explosive look at the president's family history. It will reportedly include conversations between Mary and Maryanne Trump Barry, the president's sister and a former federal judge, which will cast him in a negative light.

But in a new report on Tuesday, the reporters Asawin Suebsaeng and Lachlan Cartwright found that Trump wants to use a non-disclosure agreement to block the book:

This past Sunday, news broke that the president’s niece, Mary Trump, was on track to publish a “harrowing and salacious” book this summer about her world-famous uncle. By Sunday night, the president had been privately briefed on what he could expect from the upcoming book. By Tuesday, he had begun discussing siccing his lawyers on his niece.

Mary Trump reportedly signed an NDA following a legal dispute over the estate of Fred Trump, her late father and the president's brother. It's not clear how much of the book would be covered by the NDA, or if Trump will be able to enforce it against his niece.

Either way, though, it's not a great look for the president to be engaging in legal battles with a family member to shut her up.

At the same time, the Trump administration is also suing former National Security Adviser John Bolton over a book he plans to publish next week. The Trump administration says it contains classified information and that Bolton did not go through the proper procedures to clear the material. Bolton and his lawyer claim they provided cooperation with the appropriate process but decided to move forward with publication after determining that it was a stalling tactic.

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